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Electrical Engineering

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (code EE__BS01) (130 units)

The objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Program are to prepare students to be successful and advance in their chosen careers in industry, academia, and public institutions, making significant contributions to the field of electrical engineering. These objectives are achieved by providing students:

  • 1. a solid foundation in basic science, mathematics, and EE practices and major design skills to maintain high employability, adaptability, and an ability to develop and apply new technology;
  • 2. effective communication skills to be able to progress in their careers;
  • 3. an awareness of ethical and societal responsibilities;
  • 4. an ability to work effectively in a team environment.

The bachelor's degree in electrical engineering is designed to prepare graduates for responsible engineering positions in design, development, research, applications, and operation in the fields of communications, control systems, digital signal processing systems, electromagnetics, digital and analog electronic circuits, physical electronics, computer-aided design and power systems. The curriculum is built around a strong basic core of mathematics, physics and engineering science. This is followed by intermediate courses in electrical engineering topics and finally a senior elective sequence including a senior design seminar and terminating in a capstone design course.

By choice of senior elective sequence comprehensive coverage is provided in any one of the above fields.

Laboratory facilities are available in the engineering buildings allowing for basic as well as more advanced laboratory instruction in electronics, digital signal processing, control systems, microelectronics, communications, power, and digital systems.

Degree Progress

Students must complete the following requirements within one calendar year of declaring the major. Some students may need to take courses during Summer Session to meet these requirements. At the end of the year, students who have not met the requirements must either declare another major or meet with an Academic Advisor to determine if the student's performance in the courses merits an additional semester to complete.

First-Time Freshmen: A grade C or better must be achieved in MATH 122 within one calendar year.

Transfer Students: A grade C or better must be achieved in MATH 123 and PHYS 151 within one calendar year.

Requirements

Core:

  • Take all the following courses:
    • CECS 100 Critical Thinking in the Digital Information Age (or equivalent) (3)
    • EE 200 Trends in Electrical Engineering (1)
    • EE 201 Digital Logic Design (4)
    • EE 202 Computer Methods in Engineering (3)
    • EE 211 Electric and Electronic Circuits I (3)
    • EE 211L Electric Circuits Laboratory (1)
    • ENGR 101 Intro to the Engineering Profession (1)
    • ENGR 102 Academic Success Skills (1)
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    • MATH 224 Calculus III (4)
    • MATH 370A Applied Mathematics I (or equivalent) (3)
    • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat (4)
    • PHYS 254 Applied Modern Physics (3)
    • EE 301 Digital System Design (3)
    • EE 310 Signals and Systems (3)
    • EE 330 Analog Electronic Circuits I (4)
    • EE 346 Microprocessor Principles and Applications (3)
    • EE 350 Energy Conversion Principles (3)
    • EE 360 Electromagnetic Fields (3)
    • EE 370 Control Systems (3)
    • EE 370L Control Systems Laboratory (1)
    • EE 380 Probability, Statistics & Stochastic Modeling (3)
    • EE 382 Communications Systems I (3)
    • EE 386 Digital Signal Processing (3)
  • Take one of the following choices:
    • PHYS 152 Electricity and Magnetism (4)
      • or both of the following:
    • EE 210 Electro-Magnetic Foundations in EE (3)
    • EE 210L Electro-Magnetic Foundations in EE Lab (1)
  • Select one course from the following:
    • MAE 330 Engineering Thermodynamics I (3)
    • CE 370 Analytical Mechanics (3)

Each of the foregoing courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better as well as ENGL 100 or equivalent.

  • Other required courses are:
    • EE 400D Electrical Engineering Design Seminar and Project (2)
    • EE 430 Analog Electronic Circuits II (3)
    • EE 430L Analog Electronics II Laboratory (1)

Each BSEE student must propose course work consisting of a capstone design course supported by at least two related courses, which form an area of in-depth study as approved by the EE Undergraduate Advisor. Possible areas of study include but are not limited to power, digital signal processing, controls, communications and electronics. A list showing the required supporting courses and capstone design course for each area of study is available from the EE Undergraduate Advisor. Combinations of the above areas of study or another area of study may be proposed to the EE Undergraduate Advisor. Additional elective courses must be chosen from EE 400 level courses to total at least 15 units. The entire program must total at least 130 units.

A grade of "C" or better is required for the capstone senior design course in the area of specialization.

Concurrent and/or Summer Enrollment in Another College

Students who wish to take coursework in a community college or another college to meet curricular requirements while enrolled as an undergraduate in the Department of Electrical Engineering must petition the EE Undergraduate Advisor for prior approval to enroll in specific courses. This policy is for either concurrent enrollment or summer enrollment. Prior approval for transfer credit for upper division major courses may generally be approved for no more than six semester units, subject to approval by the EE Undergraduate Advisor and the EE Department Chair who may require sufficient information to determine if each requested course is deemed equivalent to an EE course at CSULB. Exceptions require approval by vote of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.